Ain't She Brave

Black Theatre Troupe’s closer for the 2014-15 theater season is Ain’t She Brave, a choreopoem (a performance that features dance, poetry, and song) by Erika and Ntare Ali Gault, continuing through Sunday, April 26. The show follows, celebrates, and reflects on the female African-American experience throughout American history -- including incidents, like the 1921 Tulsa race riots, that might be new to you – as well as the present and future. David J. Hemphill directed the cast, which consists of Niesha Esene, Melvina Jones, April Rozier, and Sasha Wordlaw, playing Uhuru (Freedom), Nia (Purpose), Njozi (Dream), and Imani (Faith). Showtime is 8 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 East Washington Street. Tickets are $35 at or 602-258-8129.

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; Thu., April 16, 2 p.m.; Sat., April 18, 2 p.m.; Sat., April 25, 2 p.m. Starts: April 10. Continues through April 26, 2015